MARTA SMITH - Dollmaker
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Creating art dolls and fibre art combines my interests and skills in
clothing construction, jewellery making, feminism, art and images of
women. I am most inspired when working in three dimensions with an
emphasis on colour and texture, utilizing an intuitive, collage
approach.
A basic tenet of feminism is the deconstruction of our societal image
of women and the reconstruction of that image to suit our personal
reality.  This is evident in my work, both in my choice of materials -
fabrics, found objects, embellishments and botanicals and the themes
of my dolls.
My dolls are images of female existence, imaginary or real.  Hopefully
they contain a hint of self recognition that makes the viewer smile!

martasmith@mac.com          (613) 476-6499      Picton